Interview: Cesar Garcia and Filipa Ramos

Cesar Garcia is the Founding Director and Chief Curator of The Mistake Room in Los Angeles. Garcia formerly served as the Associate Director and Senior Curator of LAXART (2007-2012). In 2008 Garcia was part of the curatorial team of the California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art, and in 2012 he was one of the curators of Made in L.A., 2012, the first LA Biennial organized by the Hammer Museum and LAXART. In January 2012 Garcia was appointed US Commissioner for the 13th International Cairo Biennial. Currently, Garcia is working on solo exhibitions with Ibrahim Mahama, Gelitin, and Teresa Burga, as well as on a historical survey of Third Cinema. In addition to his curatorial work, Garcia is also a Eugene V. Cota-Robles Doctoral Fellow in Culture and Performance at UCLA’s Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, specializing in History and Theory of Museological, Exhibitionary and Curatorial Practices.


Filipa Ramos is a Lisbon-born writer and editor based in London, where she works as Editor in Chief of art-agenda. She is a lecturer in the Experimental Film MA program of Kingston University, and in the MRes Art: Moving Image at Central Saint Martins. Ramos is co-curator of Vdrome, a program screenings films by visual artists and filmmakers. In the past she was Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal, Curator of the Research Section of dOCUMENTA (13), and Coordinator of The Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World research project at the Antonio Ratti Foundation. She is the editor of Animals, published by the Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press in 2016.